21 things Jesus wants you to know … right now
You are my beloved. (Eph. 5:1)
I knew you before you were born. As my hands formed you, I whispered purpose into your bones. I can’t not love you. (Ps. 139:1-6)
I love you beyond human reason—even at your very worst, steeped in sin. (Rom. 5:8)
My love is contrary to all you know of “love.” I Love you “even though” and “deeper still.” My love reaches, pursues, remains. (Ps. 36:5)
My Love for you won’t walk out, fail, or ever come to an end. (Deut. 31:8)
No matter what you’ve heard or what you’ve come to believe, there’s nothing that can separate you from my Love. (Rom. 8:38-39)
I am not like people. So please—don’t put human words in my mouth or apply human behaviors to my character. You will miss me altogether. (Isaiah 55:8)
I’ve never ignored you. I’ve been here all along. Protecting. Loving. Waiting. (Ps. 56:8)
Your love of _____ (sin) isn’t worth eternity. I will break your chains. I will give you the desires of your heart. (Jn. 8:32, Ps. 37:4)
Please forgive some of my followers. People—even Christian people—will fail you. You live in a fallen land, where no one is perfect and all need My grace. Put your faith and trust in Me alone. (Psalm 146:3)
There’s no sin I will not forgive. You are the “whosoever believes in me” whom I will give eternal life … if you believe. (John 3:16)
As resourceful and brilliant as you are, you cannot save yourself. It’s by God’s grace and faith in Me alone that you are saved. (Eph 2:8-9)
I understand your pain and heartbreak. And my heart breaks with you. (Is. 53:3)
There’s nowhere you can go where my Love won’t find you. (Psalm 139:7-8)
The shame and guilt weighs you down has been taken care of on the cross. Your bill has been zeroed out. (John 3:16)
The addictions. The pride. The selfishness. The hate. The lust. The jealousy. The critical spirit. The greed. I can heal it. All of it. You can start fresh. Today. (Rom. 8:1-4)
I will forgive you. But only if you ask. And I care more about the “ask” than I do about the sin. (Acts 3:19)
I will not force you to do or be anything. I want a relationship with you more than I want to rule over you. (Jeremiah 31:3)
I will forgive your sin and I will forget it. That’s right—completely erase it from my mind. No replays, no record. Gone. (Ps. 103:12)
It’s never too late to turn your life around. I came to give second chances. (Luke 23:42-43)
I love you. Let’s talk. (Jer. 29:13)
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, today I choose to put my trust in You. I know You are a good and faithful God, and I trust that You have my best interest at heart. Help me stay focused on Your goodness today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
When your crush uploads a selfie
My mother has stage four lung cancer.
On July 15th, 2014, we were told by her doctors that her cancer is terminal. The strongest form of chemotherapy had been attempted, and had failed.
My mother has been in a hopsital bed in the living room of my house since July 13th, when she was discharged from ICU after having a seizure and a heart attack- each a result of the cancer.
She is content. Sitting surrounded by her family in her own house. But no moment other than July 15th at 5:30 p.m did the status of my life truly hit me in the stomach like two tons of bricks.
People will tell you this for as long as you live, but life is so entirely short. You can agree and nod your head that you know that it is, but you must live it that way as well.
After three days of keeping to myself and avoiding confrontation, I sat down and wrote something.
16 Things I Learned The Hard Way
I then filmed this video. This is a video stating a handful of things I have come to realize throughout my life, and things that I know I, you, he, she, we should understand and live by from time to time.
Please watch this. Please take note of it, and please understand it.
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Spreading of the word, and support are all that I could ask for. My mother always reminds me that positivity is key, I want to make her proud.
So completely incredible. I went to sleep with this having 140 notes, and woke up with 1,500. I didn’t see it even reaching 200 notes. Speechless. I have no words other than thank you for spreading this, and thank you for so much support. You guys are truly amazing.
New York, 1972
it’s a metaphor, you see; you put the textbook in front of you, but you don’t give it the power to actually teach you anything